Flock of around 100 seen on the approach road to the dam this morning.
He was sometime bird recorder in Powys and now lives in Suffolk (where the sun comes out! ). Lake back to normal with Mandarin & 12 Goosanders;sadly looking rather evil as it reflects the Stygian gloom above! BUT , we had our first REDPOLL this morning-that was good ;plus 3 Bullfinches and the Treecreeper -things looking up?Apologies for Redpoll pic-if it stays a bit longer tomorrow , we might do better.
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Two thirds frozen today , so still room for 7 Goosanders; Wren churring away in the reeds , but no posing! Moorhen doing a spot of ice skating.One of the funniest things to witness ,when someone throws food and the ducks fly in from t’other side ,is the way they land on the ice and slide for yards-amazing how quickly they adapt to this novel form of progress.
Same visitors as per; 2 Woodies had a skirmish and the male Bullfinch popped in briefly; currently 6/7 Blackbirds, mostly on the apples , but ready to swallow anything! Town lake has a squadron of Goosanders, but little else of interest.No sign of Reed Buntings yet???